an area on the outskirts of a city having a high density of office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, etc.
A sprawling suburb lacking a downtown core but well provided with malls and other consumer amenities and serving as a place of high-tech employment: This is the most obvious truth of family life in Edge City: The old idea of neighborhood is dead/ They’re called edge cities, or technoburbs, suburbs a dozen or twenty miles outside old downtown cores that have burgeoned into centers for high-tech employment
[1990s+; the term was originated and propagated by Joel Garreau in his 1992 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier]
[ejd] /ɛdʒd/ adjective 1. having an or (often used in combination): dull-edged; a two-edged sword. 2. sarcastic; cutting: an edged reply. [ej] /ɛdʒ/ noun 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of […]
noun, Ecology. 1. the tendency toward greater variety and density of plant and animal populations in an ecotone. edge effect (ěj) The influence that two ecological communities have on each other along the boundary (called the ecotone) that separates them. Because such an area contains habitats common to both communities as well as others unique […]
/ˌɛdʒˈhɪl/ noun 1. a ridge in S Warwickshire: site of the indecisive first battle between Charles I and the Parliamentarians (1642) in the Civil War
[ej] /ɛdʒ/ noun 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster. 3. any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object: a book with gilt […]